(Pittsburgh, PA)- Benshaw Inc.'s RediStart Micro II solid-state, reduced voltage starters rely on microprocessors to offer users 27 integrated motor control and protection features. Low voltage units (240, 480, and 600 V class) cover 1-2500 HP motor sizes, while medium-voltage units (2.3, 4.16, 6.6 and 13.8kV class) handle 200-20,000HP. Micro II accommodates various motor types such as induction, synchronous, wound-rotor, two-speed or reversing.
A "soft start" method called Tru-Torque provides programmable linear torque acceleration on startup to prevent electrical system disturbances and mechanical shock. It offers precise jogging and stopping control as well. "Micro II starters redefine the global standard for reliable motor control, protection and flexibility," says F. X. Livingston, Benshaw's President and CEO.
Interactive motor control software is the key to Micro II. Called RediView, the Microsoft Window-based software makes these modular starters fully programmable. It allows embedding of extensive diagnostics, monitoring, and real-time maintenance management features. Standard keypad input mode is also available.
RediView provides embedded DeviceNet communication and optional Internet connectivity. Critical motor and system faults can be displayed locally, or users can check for faults remotely, for example, in a SCADA system application.
The same basic CPU card serves the entire product line, which claims to be unique for solid-state starters. For units up to 5,000 HP, SCR's are fired via pulse transformers. A fiber-optic system controls SCR firing in larger starters; it is also an option for any unit in noisy, redundant and higher voltage applications. The starters are UL-Listed, CE-Certified and come in NEMA or IEC rated enclosures. Micro II carries a 3 year Warranty.
Contact Benshaw at 412-487-8235 Website: www.benshaw.com
Benshaw, Inc., 1659 East Sutter Road, Glenshaw, PA 15116. Tel: 412-487-8235; Fax: 412-487-4201.